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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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100
world-class

1,849 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,849
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,783
Gots: 459 | FT: 39
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 07-25-2010)
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TheBeerTruck

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-12-2014 02:56:44 | More by TheBeerTruck
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BA_Berto

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2014 02:43:29 | More by BA_Berto
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johnhiltz

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2014 01:48:02 | More by johnhiltz
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MNPikey

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.9%

05-11-2014 02:31:02 | More by MNPikey
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Sean45812

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-11-2014 01:40:55 | More by Sean45812
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primrose54

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-10-2014 03:12:54 | More by primrose54
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-10-2014 02:33:32 | More by pisano
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epicbeard85

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.9%

05-09-2014 15:59:00 | More by epicbeard85
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TheKmac

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-09-2014 02:11:41 | More by TheKmac
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1up

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-08-2014 17:00:16 | More by 1up
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rollncalguy78

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-08-2014 16:12:42 | More by rollncalguy78
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chubby2u

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-08-2014 13:02:06 | More by chubby2u
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ford0626

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-08-2014 10:57:08 | More by ford0626
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calivessel

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-08-2014 02:52:03 | More by calivessel
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mad3air

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-06-2014 14:55:12 | More by mad3air
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McNazz

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-05-2014 21:50:59 | More by McNazz
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DCLAguy11

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-05-2014 15:13:21 | More by DCLAguy11
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schreurb

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2014 14:35:30 | More by schreurb
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2014 14:10:01 | More by whitenads
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2014 04:32:00 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Massive thanks to my cousin Sonny for allowing me to try this beer!

A- Poured to a tulip, snifter and a pint glass with a pitch black body. A small, pretty much tiny head forms to just a sheet on the beer and recedes pretty quickly. Small, frothy ring leaves some nice legs but only a few spots of lace.

S- Deep cocoa and Bourbon pretty much rule the aroma with a decadent fudgey feel. Vanilla comes into play from the oak and melds with a somewhat sweet quality coming out. Chocolate chips.

T- Bourbon vanilla brownie is what comes to mind to me. Decadent fudge and cocoa provide a base for the barrels to come alive. Top quality whiskey feel as far as a beer goes with a fresh toasted oak and some vanilla. Deep semi-burnt roast grains, toast and ash.

MF- Thick bodied with a somewhat creamy and chewy feel. Carbonation is moderate to low but lets those flavors truly shine, especially from the barrels. Fairly warming from the ABV with some dark roast bitters in the finish.

Bourbon fudge brownies with a twist of vanilla from the oak. Deep and decadent with a great base of cocoa and roasted malts. The Bourbon flavor in this beer is quite possibly the best I have found. I feel like I am sipping a great shot of whiskey without the heat and ice/water.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 03:18:09 | More by cbutova
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foobula

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to BA Dan for getting me this. Pretty sure this is a 2012 bottle. Appearance is dark dark black with a little caramel head. Nose is huge, bourbony, with a slight offputting sourness. Taste is sweet up front, a little roasty, with some bitterness. Nice lasting bourbony finish. Mouthfeel is pretty full. Overall it's above average for a BBA stout. Sourness notwithstanding, it's a nice piece de resistance to Dark Horse's stout series.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 02:49:50 | More by foobula
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Johnny_Danger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-05-2014 01:15:33 | More by Johnny_Danger
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-04-2014 21:25:35 | More by SaxmanRick
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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-04-2014 20:48:08 | More by ricecracker420
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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